Panim Hadashot-New Faces combines Shabbat Hospitality with the contagious joy of community singing. Our Heart of Shabbat ensemble cultivates community singing by offering high quality instrumental music that makes it easier to sing and to learn new music as well as to enjoy old favorites. The Heart of Shabbat Ensemble shares beautiful Jewish music from all over the world including from Jewish Oriental traditions and new melodies by leading Jewish artists.
Through our approach of community singing Panim Hadashot-New Faces seeks to revitalize the rich legacy of Jewish table, Israeli, Shabbat, and summer camp songs as a way to bring people together. We also offer Jewish prayer through the medium of instrumental music to deepen the spiritual experience of worship. We share our music in many settings including in places where participants are not as well versed, but wish to learn. We hope our services, hootenannies, and sing-alongs, and Shabbat jam sessions spread the love of song all around Seattle and beyond.
We especially invite lovers of Jewish music and song to join us. We cultivate a singing core that makes it easier for less confident singers to find joy in the experience of community singing.